Egyptian Open (tennis)

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The Egyptian Open [1] originally known as the Egyptian Championships [2][3] also known as the International Championships of Egypt [4] and the Cairo International Championships is a defunct Grand Prix and Challenger affiliated tennis tournament played from 1975 to 1991. It was held in Cairo in Egypt and played on outdoor clay courts from 1925 to 2002.

Egyptian Open
Defunct tennis tournament
Event nameEgyptian Championships (1925–69)
Egyptian Open (1970–82)
Cairo Challenger (1983–91)
TourPre Open era, (1925–67)
Grand Prix circuit (1975–82)
Challenger circuit (1983–91)
Founded1925
Abolished2002
Editions66
LocationCairo, Egypt
VenueGezira Sporting Club
SurfaceClay (1925–2002)

Roderich Menzel was the most successful player in singles play winning five times. Ismail El Shafei was the most successful player at the tournament, winning singles titles three times and the doubles competition three times with three different partners; once with New Zealander Brian Fairlie, once with Dutchman Tom Okker and once with Hungarian Balázs Taróczy.

HistoryEdit

The Egyptian Championships or International Championships of Egypt its original name was first staged in Cairo on 2 March 1925 the event was staged 66 times, However Egyptian newspaper sources have given the start date as 1922.[5] The tournament was a regular feature on the pre-open era men's tour from inception until 1967, from 1968 until 1974 it was part of an independent men's tour for tournaments not-aligned to any particular circuit. In 1970 the tournament changed its name to the Egyptian Open. In 1975 he joined the Grand Prix tennis circuit through till 1982. From 1983 until 2002 it was part of the ATP Challenger series. The tournament was hosted annually at the Gezira Sporting Club.[6]

Past finalsEdit

Past champions have included:[7]

SinglesEdit

Year Champions Runners-up Score
1925   Augustos Zerlendis ? ?
1926   Augustos Zerlendis ? ?
1927   Cecil Campbell ? ?
1928   Jacques Grandguillot ? ?
1929   Augustos Zerlendis ? ?
1930   Maurice d’Eeckhoutte ? ?
1931   Orestis Garangiotιs   Cecil Campbell 6–2, 3–6, 7–5
1932   Giorgio de Stefani[8]   Placido Gaslini 8–6, 6–3
1933   Roderich Menzel   Augustos Zerlendis 6–1, 6–1
1934   Roderich Menzel   Pat Hughes 6–3, 6–4
1935   Roderich Menzel   Herman Von Artens 6–4, 6–0, 6–0
1937   Henner Henkel[9]   Giorgio de Stefani 7–5, 6–0
1938   Roderich Menzel[10]   Henner Henkel 6–1, 6–2, 6–4
1939   Gottfried Von Cramm   Don McNeill 7–5, 6–2, 6–8, 6–2
1940-45 Not held WW2
1946   Henri Cochet[11]   Robert Abdesselam 6–3, 6–1, 6–3
1947   Henri Cochet   Robert Abdesselam 6–3, 6–1, 6–3
1948   Franjo Punčec   Jacques Peten 6–2, 6–3, 6–4
1949   Frank Parker   Budge Patty 6–2, 9–7, 8–6
1950   Jaroslav Drobny[12]   Gottfried Von Cramm 8–6, 6–2, 6–3
1951   Jaroslav Drobny   Felicisimo Ampon 6–3, 6–4, 6–0
1952   Jaroslav Drobny   Wladyslaw Skonecki 6–3, 6–0, 6–3
1953   Jaroslav Drobny   Gottfried Von Cramm 6–4, 6–1, 6–1
1954   Enrique Morea   Jaroslav Drobny 6–3, 1–6, 6–1, 6–4
1955   Fausto Gardini   Fred Kovaleski 6–4, 6–2, 1–6, 4–6, 11–9
1956   Lew Hoad[13]   Sven Davidson 6–2, 2–6, 6–1, 6–2
1957   Sven Davidson   Philippe Washer 6–2, 2–6, 6–1, 6–2
1958   Nicola Pietrangeli   Giuseppe Merlo 2–6, 6–2, 6–2, 6–4
1959   Nicola Pietrangeli   Giuseppe Merlo 6–2, 6–3, 6–1
1960   Nicola Pietrangeli,   Giuseppe Merlo 5–7, 6–2, 6–3, 6–3
1961   Nicola Pietrangeli   Neil Gibson 6–3, 9–7, 6–3
1962   Fred Stolle   Ion Tiriac 5–7, 6–1, 6–1, 4–6, 6–3
1963   José Luis Arilla   Nicola Pietrangeli 6–4, 6–4, 6–3
1964   Pierre Barthes   Istvan Gulyas 6–4, 1–6, 3–6, 6–4, 6–4
1965   Ken Fletcher   Wieslaw Gasiorek 3–6, 6–3, 3–6, 6–1, 6–3
1966   Jan-Erik Lundqvist   Ken Fletcher 6–3, 6–3, 6–2
1967   Jan-Erik Lundqvist   Ismail El Shafei 6–4, 6–4, 6–2
1968   Milan Holeček   Ismail El Shafei 4–6, 6–3, 6–1, 6–2
1969   Ismail El Shafei   Istvan Gulyas 6–4, 7–9, 6–4, 6–4
1970   Manuel Santana   Alexander Metreveli 7–5, 6–2, 6–4
1971   Alexander Metreveli   Ismail El Shafei 8–6, 9–7, 6–4
1972   Alexander Metreveli   Frantisek Pala 6–3, 6–2, 6–3
1973   Ismail El Shafei   Patrick Proisy 6–4, 6–8, 6–3, 6–3
1974   Ismail El Shafei   François Jauffret 6–2, 2–6, 6–2, 6–4
1975   Manuel Orantes   François Jauffret 6–0, 4–6, 6–1, 6–3
1976 Not held
1977   François Jauffret[14]   Frank Gebert 6–3, 7–5, 6–4
1978   José Higueras[15]   Kjell Johansson 4–6, 6–4, 6–4
1979   Peter Feigl[16]   Carlos Kirmayr 7–5, 3–6, 6–1
1980   Corrado Barazzutti   Paolo Bertolucci 6–4, 6–0
1981   Guillermo Vilas   Peter Elter 6–2, 6–3
1982   Brad Drewett[17]   Claudio Panatta 6–3, 6–3
1983   Henrik Sundström   Juan Avendaño 6–7, 6–2, 6–0
1984   Fernando Luna   Mark Dickson 6–4, 6–2
1985   Fernando Luna   Trevor Allan 6–3, 6–4
1986 Not completed
1987   Alberto Tous   David de Miguel 6–2, 6–3
1988   Jordi Arrese   Carlos di Laura 7–6, 6–2
1989   Sergi Bruguera   Jordi Arrese 6–7, 6–4, 6–4
1990   Thomas Muster   José Francisco Altur 6–4, 6–3
1991   Bryan Shelton   Jacco Eltingh 7–6, 7–6
1992–95 Not held
1996   Fernando Meligeni   Alberto Berasategui 3–6, 6–1, 6–2
1997   Alberto Berasategui   Karim Alami 7–5, 6–3
1998   Albert Portas   Alberto Martin 6–2, 1–6, 6–3
1999   Karim Alami   Christophe Rochus 6–3, 6–1
2000   Albert Portas   Jiri Vanek 7–5, 6–3
2001 Not held
2002   Stefano Galvani   Albert Portas 2–6, 7–6, 6–1

DoublesEdit

Year Champions Runners-up Score
1975   Antonio Muñoz
  Manuel Orantes
  Jaime Pinto-Bravo
  Belus Prajoux
3–6, 6–3, 6–4, 7–5
1976 Not held
1977   Bill Bartlett
  John Marks
  Pat DuPré
  Chris Lewis
7–5, 6–1, 6–3
1978   Ismail El Shafei
  Brian Fairlie
  Lito Álvarez
  George Hardie
6–3, 7–5, 6–2
1979   Peter McNamara
  Paul McNamee
  Anand Amritraj
  Vijay Amritraj
7–5, 6–4
1980   Ismail El Shafei
  Tom Okker
  Christophe Freyss
  Bernard Fritz
6–3, 3–6, 6–3
1981   Ismail El Shafei
  Balázs Taróczy
  Paolo Bertolucci
  Gianni Ocleppo
6–7, 6–3, 6–1
1982   Drew Gitlin
  Jim Gurfein
  Heinz Günthardt
  Markus Günthardt
6–4, 7–5
1983   Broderick Dyke
  Rod Frawley
  Brad Drewett
  John Feaver
6–3, 6–2
1984   Brett Dickinson
  Drew Gitlin
  Marcel Freeman
  Tim Wilkison
7–6, 6–3
1985   Anand Amritraj
  Lloyd Bourne
  Trevor Allan
  Alberto Tous
6–4, 2–6, 7–5
1986 Not held
1987   Loïc Courteau
  Tore Meinecke
  Jordi Arrese
  David de Miguel
2–6, 7–6, 6–4
1988   Josef Čihák
  Cyril Suk
  Roberto Argüello
  Marcelo Ingaramo
6–3, 6–2
1989   Jordi Arrese
  Tomás Carbonell
  Carlos Costa
  Francisco Roig
7–6, 6–3
1990   Tomáš Anzari
  David Rikl
  Eduardo Masso
  Christian Miniussi
6–3, 6–7, 7–5
1991   Martin Damm
  David Rikl
  Byron Black
  Marcos Ondruska
6–2, 6–3

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